NC HEALTH NEWS: Former chapel on NC’s Dorothea Dix campus to reopen, welcome visitors, events

All Faiths Chapel interior shot of the nave

By Thomas Goldsmith

The chapel that patients and staff at Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Hospital attended for almost 60 years is getting a $2 million facelift and will greet visitors to Dix Park as well as offer concerts, community meetings, educational programs, spiritual events and more.

Funding Phase Now

Phase Now Projects Graphic Map

The Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy is donating $7 million to fully fund Phase Now for early park improvements and to kick-start projects in Phase One.

Starting early 2020, the Conservancy will begin renovating the All Faiths Chapel to create a public gathering space for the community and the Superintendents Stone House as office and

Gathering explores ideas for Dix hospital memorial

Since Dorothea Dix Hospital was shut down by the state in 2010, suggestions for what to do with the 308-acre property have been wide-ranging and thick on the ground. But nearly everyone can agree that if Dix must remain closed, at least part of the land should be given over to commemorate the hospital and the thousands who lived, worked and sought treatment atop Dix Hill.